Tag : 18th century

Handel House Bedroom - Matthew Hollow
Nov 13th, 2011 | | Colour Ranges | History | 7 Comments

The Hierarchy of Colour in Eighteenth Century Decoration

Lead Colour in the Handel House Museum © Matthew Hollow - with thanks to the Museum The use of colour in the decoration of early eighteenth century interiors was much more straightforward and austere than many...

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Malmesbury House
Jul 31st, 2011 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 5 Comments

Malmesbury House, Salisbury

Malmesbury House, is in the Close of Salisbury Cathedral, in Wiltshire. Once called Cole Abbey, or Copt Hall, it was built on the site of some small medieval houses to the North of St. Ann's Gate, and was a canonry...

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Honington Hall
Jul 26th, 2011 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Recent projects | Residences | No Comments

Honington Hall, Warwickshire

Honington Hall - East Front Honington Hall was built in about 1682 by Sir Henry Parker in place of an earlier house. In 1737 the estate passed to the Townsend family, who made considerable alterations. These...

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King's Observatory, Kew
Jul 13th, 2011 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 1 Comment

King’s Observatory, Kew

The King’s Observatory was an astronomical and terrestrial magnetic observatory built for George III, a keen amateur astronomer. The architect was Sir William Chambers who also designed the Pagoda in nearby Kew...

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Forty Hall - © Copyright Christine Matthews and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence
Jul 11th, 2011 | | Museums | Portfolio | 2 Comments

Forty Hall, Enfield

Forty Hall was built between 1629 and 1632 for Nicholas Rainton, a wealthy London haberdasher and Lord Mayor of London from 1632 to 1633. He was knighted in 1633 and in 1634 he was made President of St...

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18th century doorcase, photograph by Nathaniel Lloyd (ca. 1915-1933). Reproduced by permission of National Monuments Record
Jun 18th, 2011 | | Conservation | Exterior | Portfolio | 2 Comments

The Case of the Missing Doorcase

The Doorcase in July 1974 - Courtesy Hertfordshire County Council Every now and then I carry out work for no charge, especially when I believe strongly in the project and know that without it something will be lost. ...

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Old Rectory, Litton Cheney - Reynolds Stone
May 24th, 2011 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 4 Comments

Old Rectory, Litton Cheney, Dorset

The Old Rectory, Litton Cheney - Reynolds Stone The Old Rectory, Litton Cheney, in Dorset, dates from the mid- eighteenth century, and has a few later additions and alterations. No longer a rectory, the house was...

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Patrick offered advice on the redecoration of the church
May 16th, 2011 | | Institutions | Places of Worship | 1 Comment

St James’s, Clerkenwell

St James’s, Clerkenwell traces its origins to a Benedictine nunnery that was founded in about 1100. At the Dissolution the site of the nunnery was granted to the Duke of Norfolk, but the nun’s church became the...

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Edwinsford Exterior - Copyright RCAHMW Mark Baker Collection C437691
Apr 13th, 2011 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | 18 Comments

Edwinsford, Carmarthenshire

Edwinsford Exterior - From the National Monuments Record of Wales: © Mark Baker Those in the know might be puzzled as to why I have included what is clearly a ruin amongst the buildings that I have worked in. ...

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Kelmscott House
Mar 26th, 2011 | | Museums | Organisations | No Comments

Kelmscott House

"'If a chap can't compose an epic poem while he's weaving tapestry he might as well shut up" Kelmscott House was the London home of William Morris from April 1879 to his death in October 1896. Originally called...

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